Various - Sunday For Sammy 2010 (DVD)
It's ten years since the first Sunday for Sammy show was staged at Newcastle City Hall to celebrate the life of Geordie actor Sammy Johnson following his sudden death in 1998. Since then the bi-annual show has gained legendary status and the cast list has featured the cream of North East stage, screen and musical talent. The 2010 show featured on this DVD thrilled the sell-out audience once again and surpassed all previous productions. Sunday for Sammy regulars Tim Healy, Kevin Whately, Christopher Fairbank, Brendan Healy and Billy Mitchell were joined by Julia Tobin (Neville's Brenda) and Corrie's Kevin Kennedy in a spectacular show jam packed with comedy and music. Timothy Spall was beamed in to join his Auf Wiedersehen Pet pals in a rollicking sketch set in Colditz Castle and Alan Shearer was on hand to give surprise guest star Mark Knopfler some advice on his music. Denise Welch was joined by Andrea McLean, Gaynor Faye, Pam Royle and Angie Lonsdale in a hilarious episode of Slack Lasses and Kathryn Tickell added some authentic Northumbrian Music to the heady mix.